Audition Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is Young Singers of the Palm Beaches?

Award winning Young Singers of the Palm Beaches is Palm Beach County’s Community Children’s Choir.  It began as a grass roots organization in 2003 by three Palm Beach music educators. The choir has grown to over 350+ singers who rehearse weekly for  two major  performances on the main stage at the Kravis Center.  Young Singers is known for its high level of musicianship and entertaining concerts.  Using music as a common denominator Young Singers allows students to explore many genres of music, choral techniques, cultural diversity while promoting good citizenship.  Through music Young Singers fosters communication, team building, problem solving, and builds self-esteem among its members. Young Singers includes singers that represent 110 area schools, both public and private and home schooled children.  The organization is a multi-cultural, multi-racial arts education organization, who travel locally, nationally and internationally representing Palm Beach County.

Where are auditions held?

Auditions are held on the 2nd floor of the Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

When are auditions held?

Auditions are held in December, May, July and August and are open to students in grades 2-12. Check UPCOMING AUDITIONS page for specific dates.

What do I do to prepare for an audition?

Please refer to the AUDITION REQUIREMENTS page for your child's appropriate grade level as indicated below. 

  • Da Capo Choir:   Boys and Girls Entering grades 2 and 3
  • Treble Choir:   Boys and Girls Entering grades 4 and 5
  • Bel Canto Choir:  Boys and Girls Entering 6th through 9th grade
  • Cantate Choir: Girls Entering 9th grade through 12th grade
  • Men’s Choir: Boys with changed voices in grades 7 through 12
What is my family's commitment?

Regular rehearsals occur weekly with make-up dates scheduled when observed holiday conflicts arise. Additional rehearsals are scheduled as performance dates approach. Social events, fundraising events and additional community performance opportunities are also available. In addition, we ask that each parent volunteer his or her talent, time and resources to the extent that each is able. Each family is requested to donate at least 6 hours per singer during the course of the season. A fundraising commitment is required as well. 

 

What choir will my child be in?

After auditioning, singers will be placed according to age and ability to ensure a productive, fun and successful experience.

Where do you rehearse?

Rehearsals will be at the Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion on the 2nd floor. 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

When do the choirs rehearse?

There may be additional rehearsals scheduled as we get close to concerts.  Rarely, we have to change our rehearsal location.  If this happens, you will be notified by e-mail and your singer will bring home the information. Please check our website for the most recent schedule under SINGERS & FAMILIES. 

  • Da Capo Choir: Sunday afternoon 3:30-5:00pm
  • Treble Choir: Sunday afternoon 3:30-5:00pm
  • Bel Canto Choir: Monday evenings 6:00-8:00pm
  • Cantate Choir: Monday evenings 6:00-8:00pm
  • Men’s Choir: Monday evenings 6:00-8:00pm
When are Performances?

Young Singers has two major performances per year with several other opportunities to perform through out the year. Our main performances are held at the Kravis Center in Dreyfoos Hall in December and May.  Current rehearsal and performance schedules will be given out at the beginning of the season and can be found under SINGERS & FAMILIES.

Is Financial Aid available?

Need-based financial assistance is available for eligible families. For information about financial aid, please visit the FINANCIAL AID page or contact our office at (561) 659-2332.

What is the Financial Commitment?

Young Singers is a not-for-profit organization which relies on fundraising, community support and tuition in order to provide services to the community. Tuition for the 2018-2019 Season is $750.00.  Tuition represents only a fraction of the actual per-singer cost of the program. The balance is made up with fundraising activities, donations and performance revenues. Your financial commitment is, therefore, vital to the success of the organization. In addition, there is a $60 non refundable registration fee.  All choir members wear a uniform.  Uniform costs will be given upon acceptance and range from $100 - $150 depending on the choir. All fees paid to Young Singers are non-refundable, in whole or in part, and are non-transferrable. Tuition for the year is due in full, even if your child drops out of the program or is removed at any time during the year. 

How can parents get involved?

Young Singers could not exist without the active involvement and participation of the parents. As a not-for-profit organization, we are heavily dependent upon the efforts of parents to assist with the operations of the choirs and with the fundraising activities. We ask that each parent volunteer his or her time, talent, and resources to the extent that each is able. Each family is requested to donate at least 6 hours of time per singer during the course of the choir year. Time can be logged via the Volunteer Hours Log Form. Please contact our office to learn about volunteer opportunities and fundraising activities.

Communication between Young Singers and the parents is very important. Parents are urged to attend all Parent Meetings. These meetings are scheduled periodically throughout the year to keep parents advised of performances, schedule changes, tour updates, and other important choir news.

In addition, brief updates are sent to the parents every week via e-mail. In order to ensure that you receive all correspondence, please keep the office informed of any change in your e-mail address. These changes can be sent to information@yspb.org.

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